Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) | Counseling Psychology (MA) & Forensic & Counseling Psychology (MA) | School Psychology (MA/CAGS)
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Graduates meet the educational requirements for licensure in Massachusetts and health service provider certification of the Board of Registration of Psychologists in Massachusetts. Graduates are eligible to sit for the licensing examination following completion of the mandatory post-doct oral clinical requirements. Although each state determines its own requirements for licensing psychologists, many MSPP graduates are licensed in other states.
ASPPB is the association of psychology licensing boards in the United States and Canada For national information and requirements as well as a direct link for EPPP registration: www.asppb.net
The Path to EPPP Excellence from “gradPSYCH Magazine"
Provides tips to prepare for the examination: www.apa.org/gradpsych/2007/09/eppp.aspx
For the Massachusetts Board of Registration
Information including several helpul links, Application & Forms, Fees & License Renewal Schedules, and Statutes & Regulations:
Counseling Psychology (MA) & Forensic & Counseling Psychology (MA)
Graduates of the MA, Counseling and MA, Forensic & Counseling Psychology programs will have fulfilled all the educational requirements to qualify for LMHC licensure in Massachusetts. Before they can apply for licensure, however, they must complete an additional 3,360 hours (about two years) of supervised, post-master’s work experience and pass the National Clinical Mental Health Examination (NCMHE), a written examination administered by the National Board for Certified Counselors. For more information please visit the Counseling Department website.
Rules and Regulations Governing Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals: Rules and Regulations Governing Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals
Massachusetts Licensure Examination Registration Form
Massachusetts Licensure as a Mental Health Counselor Application
Massachusetts Exam Prep Resources
National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination Information (NCMHCE®)
National Exam Prep Resources
National Board for Certified Counselors Registration Form(s) and Handbook for LMHC
State Counselor Licensure Examination Registration Information: information for all states licensing requirements www.nbcc.org/StateLicensure
School Psychology (MA /CAGS)
School Psychology Program graduates will be eligible to work in Massachusetts and other states. After working as a school psychologist for two years and meeting other requirements, graduates can apply for Massachusetts licensure as an educational psychologist and practice privately. (Credentialing requirements for private practice vary from state to state.)
For information on Massachusetts and all States Credentialing Requirements as an Educational Psychologist